Have you always wanted to release a butterfly from your own hands? Join ARCH Hospice on Thurs., July 18th at 6 p.m. at the Bellevue Park Bandshell for their 5th Annual Butterfly Release and take part in this touching event.
Last year, family and friends gathered together to release over 400 butterflies. Whether commemorating a loved one, celebrating life and new beginnings, or connecting with nature on a personal level, the experience is special.
“The butterfly release is one of those events that you will remember for years to come. To see how it brings together so many people- whether it’s to remember their loved one, enjoy the beauty of the outdoors or simply take part in an ARCH event, it’s truly amazing. For me, when I released my first butterfly, it was emotional and symbolic. It’s just one of those events that I look forward to every summer and the fact that I get to share it not only with my loved ones, but with everyone else, is very meaningful.” – 2018 Butterfly Release Participant
This year, 600 indigenous butterflies to our area are available for purchase. In previous years, people have released Monarch, Red Admiral, Swallowtail and Painted Ladies. Each butterfly can be ordered for $30 or you can buy four butterflies to share with family and friends for $100. The deadline to order is July 11. All proceeds are donated to ARCH Hospice.
To order your own butterflies:
- Visit the reception desk at ARCH
- Call ARCH at 705-942-1556 ext. 205
- Purchase online at their website
Rain or shine, the ceremony is set to begin at 6p.m. with live music and family-friendly activities! Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair or blanket so you can enjoy the experience in comfort.